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Prized Possession

by Kathleen M. Fischer


About the Story

"Winter, 1182

"Stay close," your mother whispers, wrapping her arms around you, pulling you back into the folds of her silky blue kirtle. She rests her check upon your head. "It will all be over soon."

Embers swirl around you, thrown from fires raging in the corner towers. You marvel at their brilliance, and at the pillars of flames soaring high into the cold November night. How can things so terrifying, be so beautiful?

And then you hear the screams.

Your mother's grip tightens, and looking up you see the tears in her eyes. "I'm sorry, child," she says, "there is nothing we can do."" [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 1675
IFID: ZCODE-1-010928-39CB
TUID: 1gnuao9vzlwr4qkg

Off-Site Reviews

Railroady is not quite the word I want; the experience was more reminiscent of a rickety rollercoaster that started and slowed again unpredictably, and sometimes flung me out of the car entirely. (Litigation ensues.) Nonetheless, it still has the technical cohesion and decent writing one expects from a proven author, and if I was disappointed, it was relative to some high expectations.
-- Emily Short
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>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

There's a great deal to like about Prized Possession, which perhaps is why its restraints and its lapses chafed at me so much. I'm not sure the game could even be fixed without a major redesign, but I do think that in many ways, the author is on the right track. A game with this kind of genre, plot, characters, setting, and writing, with more information and freedom provided, would make for a very memorable IF experience indeed.
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  v.4: 27-Aug-2013 05:28 - Edward Lacey (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.3: 25-Apr-2008 11:53 - Paul O'Brian
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v.2: 29-Feb-2008 15:33 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:47 - IFDB
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